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The link below gives a list of organisations which give grants and scholarships. Most of them are for post registration courses and will not fund initial health visitor training.

List of organisations

Other possible sources of funding for post-registration studies
  • Local employer

  • If an individual is registered employed or is returning to the workforce, then he or she could make a speculative approach to their Local Enterprise Council (LEC). LECs will consider funding some types of vocational training for individuals who meet certain criteria. These criteria are determined by each LEC, and therefore may vary.

  • Career Development Loans a deferred repayment bank loan which provides an individual with initial help for vocational education or training. Contact you local Employment Centre or Careers Office for further details.

Websites of grant-awarding bodies
University of Leeds
Queens Nursing Institute

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Southampton University
Nursing Research Fellowships

Directories of Bursaries/Grants
Check the most recent edition of the following:
Clamp, C., Resources of Nursing Research: An Annotated Bibliography
Educational Grants Directory, The Directory of Social Change
Directory of Grant Making Trusts, Charities Aid Foundation,
The Grants Register. Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1996
Charities Digest, Family Welfare Association
Student Grants and Loans A Brief Guide for Higher Education Students. Department of Education
Ludvigsen, C., `How to get a grant`, Nursing Times Vol 90 (38), p59, 21st Sept. 1994
The Association of Medical Research Charities Handbook, Chartwell Press Ltd.
The Springboard Sponsorship and Funding Directory (published by the Careers and Advisory Centre)